Employee Absence investigations

Employee Absence Investigations

Workplace Absence Statistics

According to the 2018 survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics, employees took an estimated 141.4 million sick days, which works out on average 4.4 days per worker. When an employee takes an unexpected day off, it causes a headache for the employer or manager. Not only do they have to find a replacement or do without and fall behind on workloads, they probably still have to pay the employee. When employee's take regular, unexpected absences it creates all sorts of problems within the workplace including; financial issues, team morale, workplace conflicts and poor performance. 

Fabricating Absences

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Most employees have genuine reasons for taking a leave of absence, but some have other ideas. It's the latter that we are concerned about, and employers should be to. Employers generally have to take an employee's word for why they are not coming into work. But, with the evidence our private investigations produce, employers can  get an understanding of what us really going on. It's like most things that don't add up, if your gut is telling you that an employee is lying, then he or she probably is. When it's got the stage where a business has had enough of the lies and excuses. it's time to get it professionally investigated.

Corporate Investigations

Sentry Investigations Ltd support businesses across Birmingham and the further West Midlands by providing specialist corporate investigative services. Employee absence investigations involve a period of surveillance to evidence the genuine reasons for employees being off work. Our private investigators Birmingham operate within teams, or as individual operatives to gather the evidence required. We log timelines of events and capture high definition imagery to paint a picture of the employee's lifestyle and social interactions. 

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Business Support

Sentry Investigations Ltd are a Birmingham based private detective firm with coverage across the West Midlands. We provide the clear-cut evidence businesses are seeking to enable informed decision on how best to proceed with employees. If the employee in question is genuine with regards to his or her reasons for absence, then great, close the case and support the employee in the best way possible. If the employee is found to be fabricating his or her reasons for absence, then  disciplinary proceedings will be more appropriate. The evidence gathered through the course of our surveillance operations is distributed in 4K video resolution, and backed up with a detailed time-lined report complete with stills imagery. 


Alternative working arrangements, or 'moonlighting' as it's known is a common occurrence with employee absenteeism cases. An employee can only be in one place at one time, and if the employee is receiving pay from one employer, he or she can earn double by working elsewhere. 

Business competitors also try to poach employees from other businesses. They seek trained and experienced professionals from other companies and usually offer better pay packets. This is a golden opportunity for employees, especially if they can do when taking absence days with their main employers. Furthermore, competitors often seek trade/product secrets and take no issue in sourcing this information from a competitors employees. This, for obvious reasons can have a huge detrimental effect on business. 

Sentry Investigations Ltd have can evidence these practices through means of our private investigator Birmingham services and could essentially save a business from financial ruin. For further information, visit our Moonlighting page.

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Private Investigators Birmingham

If you suspect fabricated employee absenteeism or you believe an employee is working for a competitor, get the matter thoroughly investigated. Sentry Investigations Ltd offer professional corporate investigations with high success rates. Our private investigators Birmingham are trained and experienced professionals with military, police and other government agency backgrounds. We also offer our services at competitive rates against the market, as we believe in fair pricing for investigative services.